Help needed for initializing SAMR connection against AD

Zahari Zahariev zahari.zahariev at
Tue Jul 7 13:42:32 GMT 2009

Hello team,

What I am trying to do is to create a simple user in AD and then reset 
it's password so that I am able to log in with it and do something as 
that user. This is all to be done with Python bindings for a unittest.

What I have done is that I create the user which is a breeze -- no 
problem. Here comes the tricky part when I have to reset the password. 
Number of ways to do it: Kerberos, SAMR etc. I chose SAMR because there 
are already Python wrappings for it. There are number of code examples 
in Samba like:


I did looked in them all. Although I couldn't figure out how can I 
authenticate against MS Active Directory server using it and then send 
request to change password of a given user.

If someone has any clue I would appreciate it.



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